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Gov. Phil Bryant issued Executive Order 1350 creating the Oyster Restoration and Resiliency Council on Feb. 2, 2015. The Council was made up of citizens, scientists and seafood industry leaders who represented a variety of interests and disciplines.

The Council had three committees: Oysters in the Economy, Oysters in the Environment and Aquaculture and Emerging Technologies. Through the work of these committees, the Council developed an Oyster Resource Resiliency Plan, recommended regulatory or statutory revisions, proposed management strategies and recommended one or more projects or programs to be developed along with the plan.

The Council also wrote an Oyster Restoration and Resiliency Plan incorporating all mandates of the Council, which is accessible to policy makers and citizens.

Anyone who would like to submit comments about the Council or the oyster industry can send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The full Council met three times, with each committee meeting on its own. The Council delivered its report to Gov. Phil Bryant on June 23, 2015.

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